A message from our founder

« One in five children live below the poverty line in France. Three in five children are scared of becoming poor at one point in their lifetime.

What kind of a future can we hope for these children?

How will Europe respond to the inevitable increase in the arrival of young adults from the poorest countries if we do nothing?

How can we offer every child and every young adult the basic conditions to live in dignity?

For over 40 years, whilst travelling extensively, I have witnessed poverty in all parts of the world. I have fought against it together with Abbé Pierre and also as part of Action Against Hunger. In this world of growing inequalities, I am convinced that each child and each young adult should have the same chances. This will only be possible with the mobilisation of the greatest number of people.

Break Poverty Foundation is a combination of innovation, research and advocacy in pursuit of the eradication of extreme poverty. We aim to identify and support new solutions and provide the means to develop them on a large scale. We intend to mobilise all efforts in this fight and particularly those of corporations. We are convinced that building a better world is possible, if everyone gives each other the means to succeed. This is our fight at Break Poverty Foundation. »

Denis Metzger

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